Laboratory B Burlington's Community HackerSpace

10Sep/120

Free Press Covers Art Hop & Lab B

Here is what The Burlington Free Press has to say about Laboratory B

From the iPad to the printed page

Funkiness gives way to what might well be a scene from a Frankenstein movie at Laboratory B, where Alec Brecher and about a dozen others tinker with computer security information research. The location, which has been dubbed a “secure bunker,” is inside in the freezer at the back of the old Hood Plant on south Winooski Avenue.

“It’s windowless and airless,” he said, “but no longer freezing.”

Members of the non-profit are hackers generally devoted to computerprogramming. At the Hop, their project is called “Who’s Got your Digital Booty?” According to Brecher, this means “an ad hoc collaboration that will reflect the trail of information leakage.”

In layman’s terms, he said, “visitors who bring their devices can opt into being hacked. We’ll encourage them to send Tweets or email messages. There’ll be network snooping tools, so they can visualize whatever communication is coming across.”

In techno-challenged language, maybe the Frankenstein monster of the 21st century looks like code instead of a lurching giant with plugs coming out of his neck.

 Full Article Here

Posted by Jesse Krembs

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